Studying at Sixth Form can mean having to spend money on travel, lunch and books.
There are different ways in which you may be able to recieve financial support when attending college.
At Xaverian we have a dedicated staff to help you get the financial support you may be entitled to.
- Learner Support Funds
- Child Care Support
Learner Support Funds
The Learner Support Fund is an additional college fund that offers financial support to students.
The fund can help with things such as transport costs, trips and visits, interviews, the costs of specialist equipment and even living expenses. Assistance can also be provided in case of a sudden emergency. Students can receive both EMA and Learner Support Funds. Each application is considered on an individual basis and is dependant on personal circumstances.
If you would like to make an application for support you can get the application form from Student Services after you have enrolled with us.Funds are available throughout the year and can be accessed as and when you need them. Each case is considered on an individual basis and is dependant on personal circumstances.
Any student, male or female, who is the parent of a child who requires childcare, may apply for financial support through the Government “Care to Learn” childcare scheme.
Up to £160 per week plus travel is available for each student in full-time education.
For more details and an application form use the web-site:
Care to Learn Website
Please let your Senior Tutor know if you have a child so that we can arrange all the support you may need.
There are no free travel passes for students in full-time further education unless you have a disability.
However, all full time 16-18 students from Manchester can apply for the GMPTE Scholars permit which allows travel to college as follows:
- Bus: 70p per single journey
- Train: half fare
- Metro link: half fare
Applications forms will be available from the college at second interview.
Forms and two of the passport-sized photographs you bring to interview will need to be stamped by the college.
Young Persons Bus Saver Card: Students studying full-time can obtain a “System one” travel cards to entitle them to unlimited travel on any bus throughout Greater Manchester. Current cost of the “Young Persons Bus Saver Weekly” is £11.25
Tickets can be bought from GMPTE travel shops.
Other discounted travel cards are available from the individual bus operators (e.g. Stagecoach - ‘Mega-rider’)
Any student experiencing difficulties with funding their travel or whose cheapest method of travel to college exceeds £15 per week may be entitled to a subsidy. A monthly allowance is available, subject to attaining college attendance targets.
*All students travelling from Derbyshire will be entitled to the subsidy.
Application forms will be available from the college at enrolment in September and throughout the year from Student Services.